Joint training keeps Air Force medics ready to use varied platforms
By Peter Holstein, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
/ Published June 22, 2018
FALLS CHURCH, Va. --
When medical Airmen deploy to the battlefield or humanitarian missions, they are often side-by-side with elements from other U.S. service branches. Many of these units use different platforms to deliver medical care and transport patients.
In the chaos of combat or a disaster response, fast action and quick evacuation saves lives. Air Force medics conduct joint training exercises with the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps, to ensure they are familiar with the platforms and equipment used by those forces.